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Couch Talk 189 with R Ashwin on T20s

Indian spinner R Ashwin discusses the role of spin bowling in T20s, the asymmetrical contest of bat v ball in T20, and states that people ought to consider T20 as a different sport and not even part of cricket. Download … Continue reading →

Couch Talk 188 with Sanjay Bangar

Former India cricketer and currently their batting coach Sanjay Bangar talks about the responsibilities of his job, the influence of a great generation of batsmen like Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid on the current side, batting plans in Tests vis-a-vis … Continue reading →

Couch Talk 187 with Anjali Doshi, “Tendulkar in Wisden”

Anjali Doshi, editor of “Tendulkar in Wisden” talks about the idea behind the Wisden Anthology, the process of distilling 24 years of writing on Tendulkar in Wisden, her own experiences of covering Tendulkar and discusses the Sachin phenomenon that transformed … Continue reading →

Couch Talk 186 with Mike Hussey

Former Australian batsman Mike Hussey talks about his new book “Winning Edge: Behind the scenes of elite cricket”, his coaching philosophies, the change in T20 batting approaches, and the various captains he’s played for, amongst other things. The book is … Continue reading →

Couch Talk 185 with Graeme West, WI U-19 Coach

West Indies U-19 side’s coach Graeme West talks about moulding a side of young individuals from the different regions of the Caribbean as a unit, the game plans, the Keemo Paul Mankading incident and the fall-out from it, and looks … Continue reading →

Couch Talk 184 with Shoaib Naveed, Project Manager, Pakistan Super League (PSL)

In this episode, Shoaib Naveed talks about his journey from being a student-blogger to becoming the Project Manager of PSL, his position paper that envisioned the PSL, his entry in to Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), the various hoops he and … Continue reading →

Couch Talk 183 with Matthew Hayden

Former Australian opening batsman Matthew Hayden talks about his pre-match visualization techniques, his opening partnership with Justin Langer and his ability to play spin, amongst other things. Follow Matt on Twitter: @HaydosTweets Download the episode by clicking here or listen to it on SoundCloud. … Continue reading →